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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 10, 2008 |


A reader (greeneyed fem) sent me this tip, which she pulled from Celebitchy, which pulled it from The New York Post, which means it may or may not be true, but it’s disheartening all the same. Apparently, a Bull Durham sequel is in the works, one that would follow the characters 20 years later, which — of course — is a terrible fucking idea. Here’s the Post’s money-quote:

THE long-awaited sequel to “Bull Durham” is finally getting off the ground. A spy tells us Kevin Costner recently met with director Ron Shelton at Trader Vic’s in LA to discuss reprising the role of carousing catcher Crash Davis from the 1988 baseball flick. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are also expected to return as pitcher Nuke LaLoosh and baseball groupie Annie Savoy, who are now married and owners of a Major League team that Costner manages. Kristen Kerr, recently seen on “Dexter,” is being eyed as one of Crash’s love interests, our insider said.

What could possibly be compelling about that premise? It’s one thing to ruin an original film with a shitty remake starring Zac Effron (and it’s been 20 years, so it’s time), but it’s a whole other level of stupid to do a sequel of a 20-year-old film. There’s absolutely no way to revive the magic, and I hate the thought of ruining one of the few fond memories I have of Costner. I’m not one who thinks that Bull Durham is the greatest sports movie of all time (obviously, that title belongs to Waterboy, natch), but it’s too good to get a shitty sequel treatment.

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Bull Durham Sequel? Bull Shit.

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